Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hello! I'm Back!

I have not posted in forever.... I have had a crazy few months....The reason being....

We are expecting Baby #2!! I am due June 29th and we are having another boy! We are really excited!

I was much more sick with this pregnancy and had a hard time getting anything besides keeping up with Baby B done. Now I am feeling much better and have the crafting bug back!! So I will be back to posting again!

Be back soon this time! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Decor...

Fall is definitely here and my house is decorated for it. I love fall and all the goes with it. If only winter wouldn't be in such a hurry to get here!

Mummy: Tai Pan
Welcome board: Me! Tutorial coming soon
Scarecrow: Tai Pan
Boxes: Local Boutique
Pumpkins: Made my me again...
Hand: Tai Pan
Banner: Made by me with paper scraps from scrapbooking.

Baby B is going to be a scarecrow for Halloween so I am working on his costume. I think he will have a lot of fun this year!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Peanut Butter Cups

My sister came home Saturday and we got together yesterday and had a dinner with extended family celebrating that she was home. It was a long scary two weeks with her gone! I made a pasta salad and peanut butter cups for desseret! I should have taken pictures along the way and forgot... But I have pictures of them finished!!

Peanut Butter Cups

1 c. butter
1 c. peanut butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1 3/4 c. crushed graham crackers
2 c. milk chocolate chips

Melt butter and peanut butter together. Stir in powdered sugar and then graham crackers. Press firmly into 9 x 13 pan. Melt chocolate chips and spread on top. Chill until firm. Remove from fridge and bring to room temp. Cut into 1 inch squares. (If still cold, chocolate will crack)

I hadn't used this recipe before, but now they are definatly on the make again list! Enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2011


I haven't forget about this little blog over here! My sister was life flighted last Wednesday and has been very sick so I am out of town spending every minute with her that I can.... I will be back soon with lots of projects and posts! Just as soon as we can get her better and bring her home! (Doctor said it could still be two weeks or more... :/ ) I will blog before then though.

Be back soon!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What I ended up deciding to do for Grandparent's Day...

I decided what I am going to do! I am going to make cream cheese filled snickerdoodles for all of Baby B's grandparents and great-grandparents. (Recipe found here) On top of them I am going to put a card and this little tag I made copying the one here. Trying to get his fingerprints was a little crazy so they are kinda crooked and all different sizes. :) He sure thought it was fun though!

Then I decided to make a little scrapbook book with a picture and fingerprint each year. Each year I will make a new page to add to their book. I was posting this so readers could see before tomorrow so I haven't got his fingerprint on it yet...

I didn't want to leave out last year so I added a picture and made it the cover. I won't have a fingerprint of last year but at least the book will have each year...

Then I am going to punch a hole in the top left corner and put them all on the ring.

Not anything huge but I think they will like it. I think it will be fun to look back at his fingerprints each year.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Grandparent's Day

I didn't even realize Grandparent's Day was just days away.... I have been busy planning a bridal shower that was last night... (post on that to come :) ) So now I am working on Grandparent's Day. These are some of the cute ideas I'm debating between.

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I think I am going to do something with fingerprints that I can add a fingerprint each year so they can see how Baby B grows... Then the cute tags I think I may put on a treat of some sort. I will post what I decided to do once it is done. Pinterest has tons of cute Grandparent Day ideas.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The wall is finished!

Man this project was a project and a half! It took far longer than I thought it would but I am excited now that it is done. It was time consuming but only took two days working here and there. With a busy little boy, I didn't work on it while he was awake. He would have been lots of help but decided to wait til he was sleeping... :)So after two nights and a little bit in the day- its all finished! It added a lot to the room.

I traced the pattern on the wall first with a pencil. Then I painted inside the pencil lines.

Tips I learned a long the way:
-I was worried about the imperfections standing out and not looking perfect where I just painted over traced lines. In the end you really don't even notice so don't let that stop you! :)
-Trace the pencil lines as lightly as you can so you don't see them through the paint.
-I used a foam paint brush because I felt like I could get it to cover more evenly. Any brush is fine but I like the foam brush the best.

I used the stencil template from here. I loved that I was able to print it out, trace it on cardboard and get going. I also loved that this project cost me nothing!! Even better. I will post another picture later as I get the decor put back up. I'm repainting the mirror right now because I don't like the color on top of the stenciled wall... Anyways, soon I will have it all finished!

Have a great day!!